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AFC and the ARISE Coalition Testify on Education Proposals in the Preliminary NYC Budget

03.25.2015 | Today, AFC is testifying before the City Council Education Committee about the education proposals in the Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Budget. We are heartened that the Preliminary Budget includes increased funding for a literacy initiative to support students with disabilities, interpretation services for immigrant families, behavioral supports, and Pre-K. However, more funding is needed to have a significant impact. View AFC's testimony [PDF

The ARISE Coalition, which is coordinated by AFC, is also testifying at today's hearing, urging the Council to fund the proposed literacy initiative as a down payment on what we hope will be a longer-term commitment to ensuring that every student in NYC learns to read proficiently. View the ARISE Coalition's testimony [PDF]